Montreal Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Souvenirs/Indians stuff

    It's a wonderful souvenier to bring back for your loved ones. Especially, syrup in this decorative maple leaf shaped bottle. But boy, you can pay quite a bit for this bottle of syrup and it's not...

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  • 2. Crescent Street

    Before we get started, I have a complaint about Montreal. My complaint is with Rue Crescent. Please do not visit here. I wish someone had told me. This really is the worst street in Montreal....

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  • 3. Old Montreal

    Old Montreal is nice to visit, but keep away from the restaraunts and boutiques. There is one building with small boutiques in it, and "restaraunts" in the basement. One shop was selling art of...

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  • 4. Taxes

    From the official Canada Revenue Agency website: Will non-resident consumers who purchase goods in Canada and remove them from the country still be able to get a VRP rebate for the GST/HST they paid...

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  • 5. Ste-Catherine street

    I wasn't sure how to classify this, but they are so hard to miss that it warrants a discussion. This, of course, being the abundance of strip clubs on St. Catherine's street. They seem to be...

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  • 6. Olympic Village

    For anyone considering the trek all the way out to the Olympic Village, it should be advised that the site of the 1976 Olympic Games has not seen a its share of upkeep in the last 25 years. It is a...

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  • 7. Oratory

    This hilltop religious complex looks impressive from a distance, but once you are there, it seems over done and only of passing interest. Enjoy the surroundings and walk the stairs up for a good...

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  • 8. Street Demonstration - End Isreaeli Apartheid

    We arrived in the city at lunch time and the coach driver gave us a one hour lunch break in the Dorchester Square district. We quickly had some lunch and then...

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  • 9. The old Forum - It's no longer about hockey

    One of the city's most storied buildings, the old Montreal Forum (home to the legendary Canadiens hockey team), has been transformed into an aggressive...

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  • 10. Ben's Deli

    Many travel guides still list Ben's Deli as one of the best places for smoked meat. The fact is Ben's Deli closed in December 2006, two years away from its...

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  • 11. La Croix

    La Croix, or the cross in English, is considered a sight on Mont Royal. All the paths up there have signs showing you the way to the cross. I decided to see it,...

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  • 12. Amphibus

    The Amphibus is cool looking - but it's a little too enclosed. Makes you feel like you're watching the experience on TV. It's expensive and boring. Go by...

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  • 13. Don't exchange your money at exchange centers

    If possible, avoid money-exchange centers in Montreal, as they can rip you of a lot. For example, i changed $80 us in feb 07 and I only got $89 canadien. RIP...

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  • 14. Planetarium

    You'll find advertisements everywhere from the streets to the metro and I guess that it is in order to bring you there as no locals would go...Several supposed...

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  • 15. Duty Free Alcohol

    Duty Free alcohol is not a bargain. I've checked out the prices at the airport and the Champlain auto crossing and both charge the same or more than the...

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  • 16. The best thing to bring back, but at what cost?

    Just so that tourists will know, our famous maple sirup is NOT colone and should not be priced as perfume either! In my own opinion if you want to buy maple...

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  • 17. Rue Prince-Arthur

    Though the Prince-Arthur street is a nice place to walk on, you find many cheap restaurants. The thing is that during summer, there all have a terrace that...

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  • 18. See Vieux Port, but don't eat there...

    Vieux Port is, arguably the most beautiful part of Montreal, but the area is entirely dependant on tourism and taking some travelers for a ride. There is good...

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  • 19. Cementery

    Close to San Jose Church (this is a must!). Just walking from the church to the downtown, you cross the cementery. Many people fear walking through the...

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  • 20. Vieux Montreal Horse Carriage Rides

    Call me a cynic, but I can't see paying $50+ to have a horse slowly pull me around ... anywhere!! I know some people seem to like this thing but a few minutes...

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  • 21. the city montreal is actually...

    the city montreal is actually - mon royal - there is the mt royal u can go to - observation on the city and nice park but..its not that amazing - the city...

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  • 22. Parking costs can be crazy....

    Parking costs can be crazy. If you are going down town to a mall- then the smartest thing to do is pay to go in the mall parking lots. They are usually a lot...

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  • 23. shops and commercial centres...

    shops and commercial centres not to mention the underground town, which can be a good escape from cold weather, and judging from its 'promising' beginning in...

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  • 24. I hate to make any criticism...

    I hate to make any criticism of the great city, but this is one of them. In the summer, Montreal is not a stranger to extremely hot humid temperatures above 40...

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  • 25. Mont Tremblant. It's a ski...

    Mont Tremblant. It's a ski hill and village up in the Laurentiens. It's touristy. Very very touristy. It's expensive. It's cute, yes, and the village might be...

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